Assistant Professor, New Testament

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Loyola University Chicago
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Robert A. Di Vito
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Theology Department

The Department of Theology of Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in New Testament for the academic year 2018-19. The Theology Department serves the university’s undergraduate core curriculum and offers undergraduate majors and minors in Theology and Religious Studies. The department also offers the M.A. in Biblical Languages and Literature, Christian Ethics, and Theological Studies, and Ph.D. concentrations in New Testament and Early Christianity, Christian Ethics, and Theology. For information about the department, please visit

Candidates must demonstrate an ability to teach at all levels and in a theological context, engaging with colleagues in theology and Christian ethics in a contemporary Jesuit Catholic university. Teaching assignments include Introduction to the New Testament, Introduction to Christian Theology, and in general, undergraduate core courses through doctoral-level courses in the writings of the New Testament and Early Christianity. An interest in engaging colleagues in theology and Christian Ethics is expected. The position requires a productive program of research.


Candidates for the position should have completed the Ph.D. by the time of hiring. They must clearly demonstrate actual or potential excellence in research and teaching, including the ability to mentor graduate students. All candidates should have strong language competence in Classical and Koine Greek; knowledge of Hebrew, Latin, Syriac, and/or Coptic is also desired. The successful candidate is expected to fill lacunae in the areas of specialization represented by the current faculty. Preference will be given to those with a secondary area of expertise in an area of specialization within the study of early Christianity as well as a strong interest in Greco-Roman and Jewish religion and culture.

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Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, a letter of interest outlining the candidate’s qualifications, and a sample of scholarly writing to They should also provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for the position. Recommenders will not be contacted immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process. For further information, please contact: or

Dr. Robert A. Di Vito, Chair
Department of Theology
Loyola University Chicago
1032 West Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at